Description Acrylic on Yupo 'batik' technique. Image 13 x 10.5 Matted/Framed: 21x17Our last stop on our first trip to France before returning to Paris was Avignon. We only had an hour to see this fabulous walled city but the tourist office gave us a map to follow so we could see as much as possible before catching the train back to Paris. What a fun city to visit. The streets are narrow and winding but open up onto a plaza. Every building on this plaza had shutters and the shadows because of the time of day made them extraordinary. I had to paint them. This painting is done in layers based on increasing value while masking off each layer before adding more intense color with fluid acrylic. Once all the tape is removed you can make whatever additions or changes you need. I did make several changes to bring out the 'gold' against the purples.
Diana Nadal, Portland Member Since March 2014 Artist Statement I am a native Oregonian, mother of 3, grandmother of 3 and wife of 50 years who had found creative outlets as an interior designer and business owner before focusing my creative energy to being a full-time artist 13 years ago.
My inspiration comes from family travels, wine, reflections and shadows on water and other surfaces, scenes with people doing ordinary but interesting things and portraits. I can't resist painting an interesting face! I prefer to paint realistically but lately my emphasis has been on more expressionistic and abstract subjects.
I taught my first workshop on Exploring Liquid Watercolors Using webbing, textures and other techniques--"Making It Your Own," and am interested in teaching artists how to start their own critique groups.